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patindaytona

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on: May 03, 2022, 05:14:13 PM
I did a few oil painting (which I'll post soon). But question is...I had done a few on boards about 3 months ago. They are as tacky as they were after the first day or so. I can leave my finger print in the glossyness.
Pretty disappointing because I did a decent job on them too. I'm afraid they may never every dry. I  bought some cheap gesso and it dried pretty glossy. I did sand with fine grit but still...it's slick. Probaby the reason, but still....would they dry eventually? It's still the linseed oil even though it MAY not be adhering to the gesso. I would think that regardless, it would finally dry.   I sure hope so. If it doesn't it's going eventually collect fuzz, dog hair (yes, two dogs here).
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #1 on: May 04, 2022, 12:10:27 PM
I had black paint years ago that simply wouldn't dry. I eventually threw the painting away.
I hope you don't have this problem and that they dry for you eventually  :gl2:


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Reply #2 on: May 04, 2022, 01:44:19 PM
It's the very same paint and linseed oil I have always used. Dried fast on canvas, but on the boards no. I know it's very slick with that gesso even with sanding. But it's not paint or the oil. Not adhering is on thing, but drying is another. Just will keep it in closet for many months so no dust gets to it. Thanks Nolan
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #3 on: May 10, 2022, 08:57:03 PM
I did an oil painting years ago and I used a lot of paint and linseed oil. That thing took months to fully dry. I thought it would never happen. Eventually it did. I hope yours drys soon.
EmmaLee


 

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